The Aeroflex APM-424(V)5 IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) portable test set has received full certification from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) AIMS International Program Office. The tester is in full compliance with DoD AIMS 03-1000A performance standards for Mark XIIA performance and ICAO Annex 10 international standards for Mode S ELS/EHS performance for ramp testing of IFF transponders and interrogators. The APM-424(V)5 is the first available, portable MK XIIA Mode 5 Level 2/Mode S ELS/EHS test set that has received full certification from the DoD AIMS Program Office. The APM-424(V)5 replaces the APM-424(V)3, TS-4530, and TS-4530-1. For customers with existing test sets, Mode 5 upgrade kits are available. Upgraded units can be used with current TOs/TMs (technical orders/technical manuals). The Aeroflex APM-424(V)5 is a lightweight flight line test set for noncommercial, pre-mission testing of IFF transponders and interrogators. It tests the latest development in secure IFF Mode 5. Levels 1 and 2 are crypto-secure with enhanced encryption, spread spectrum modulation, and time of day authentication. For more information call (800) 853-2352 or visit www.aeroflex.com.